I attempted to calculate the annual subsidy received by NI from Britain every year (here) but the figures are actually available from the NI Assembly website. I have started a new thread rather than bury the information in one of the border poll threads.
The link is here: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Documen...nnel/19712.pdf
The figures show that in 2010/11 the NI Fiscal Deficit was 10.5 billion pounds (approx 12.5 billion euro). In population terms, this would be the equivalent to a 32 billion deficit in the South.
Other useful related links:-
Tax Revenue Sources in UK - Economics Blog
BBC News - Northern Ireland receives most public money per head in UK
http://www.isitfair.co.uk/reports/pu...licfinance.pdf (from 2006/7 but with a detailed analysis)
NISRA - Economic Statistics
The deficit has increased rapidly in the last few years, from 6.3 billion in 2006/7 to 10.5 billion in 2010/11.
Unemployment in NI is just under 8% but this is somewhat misleading as there is a high rate of economic inactivity among 16-64 year-olds compared to other UK areas.
How should this deficit be addressed?